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07-06-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By thetray

Bike donations requested

Hello all,
My name is Tray, and I am the lead Mental Health Counselor at a non-profit residential drug and alcohol treatment facility in No. SD County. We service over 120 women (and their...
08-18-07, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By thetray

Newbie needs help!!

I'm in the process of converting an old steel Motobecane road bike to a single speed. I bought a chain tensioner (Forte brand from Performance) and got to work. Got the tensioner on ok, but when I...
02-08-06, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By thetray

I recently stripped the non-drive-side of my BB...

I recently stripped the non-drive-side of my BB spindle (apparently, you have to TIGHTEN the bolt...). I'm seeing this as an opportunity to upgrade to a compact crankset. I'm currently running a 105...
Forum: Triathlon
11-09-04, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By thetray

Tri-Specific Seats? Worth the Money?

Does anyone use the tri-specific seats? I'm talking about the seats with the big fat nose. What advantage do these seats offer? Pros, Cons?
Forum: Triathlon
11-05-04, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By thetray

I just finished a VERY fun to read and...

I just finished a VERY fun to read and inspirational book by Jayne Adams (?) called 'Slow, Fat Triathlete'. She gives a been-there-done-that perspective on training and racing. Not a 'training' book...
Forum: Triathlon
11-05-04, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,112
Posted By thetray

19mm clincher?

I am new to tri, and have read wheel recommendations of 19mm front and 22mm rear for race day. Has anyone heard of a 19mm clincher? Google searches show a lot of TUFO tires, but only have 19mm in a...
10-27-04, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By thetray

I found the 'plug' that came with the tool, and...

I found the 'plug' that came with the tool, and it did the trick. thanks for the info. Turns out that one of the arms of my crank has a crack in it that wasn't noticeable from the outside. I guess...
10-27-04, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By thetray

HELP! Crank Push Bolt too short!!

I'm trying to remove the cranks from an '04 Specialized Allez Elite. It has Octalink stickers on a Specialized crank. I have a Aireon crank removal tool, but the push bolt is too short to get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-04, 10:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,145
Posted By thetray

I have really started to see improvement on hills...

I have really started to see improvement on hills since I started taking a spin class twice a week. Most of the class is 'standing' on the bike, and by adjusting the tension, I have been able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-04, 10:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,537
Posted By thetray

Shimano makes hiking boot-looking shoes that can...

Shimano makes hiking boot-looking shoes that can accept SPD cleats, but you will still be walking on them. I think they even make some sandals that use the SPD system. they may have an option that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-04, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,158
Posted By thetray

I live pretty close to Canari Cyclewear, and had...

I live pretty close to Canari Cyclewear, and had a custom kit made to advertise the restaurant I run (used a couple of steak dinners to get around the minimum order requirement). Now I have a...
08-29-04, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By thetray

Another thought (naivety alert). Will simply...

Another thought (naivety alert). Will simply changing the bar out cause the cables to need adjustment?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-04, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,672
Posted By thetray

During a ride, I use GU or eat a banana. Anything...

During a ride, I use GU or eat a banana. Anything heavier tends to sit in my gut too long. I like the GU because during a ride, metabolic processes get all wacky (at least in my experience), and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-04, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By thetray

I've been riding the Specialized Pro Road shoes...

I've been riding the Specialized Pro Road shoes (carbon sole) for about 6mos and love them. No problems with hot spots, and the buckle/straps work well for me. IMHO, they're a great bang for the buck.
08-29-04, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By thetray

STI shifters on bull horns?

I saw a TDF rider with regular STI shifters on the ends of TT bull horns and was thinking of trying this set up. Does anyone have any experience with something like this? I'm wanting to try some TT...
Forum: Triathlon
08-27-04, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 696
Posted By thetray

Tri-Bike Build Questions

I'm thinking of building my own tri/TT bike, and am looking at the C-dale Slice and Felt B2 frame. Any experience with either of these frames? Anything to look out for when building? Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-04, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,067
Posted By thetray

Well, isn't wearing any jersey of any sports team...

Well, isn't wearing any jersey of any sports team really providing "advertising" for that team? If I wear a Padres cap, doesn't that, in essence, act as a billboard for them? Besides, most of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-04, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By thetray

Sugoi bibs have one of the best wicking fabrics...

Sugoi bibs have one of the best wicking fabrics I've used. I have two pair of the things and love em.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-04, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,722
Posted By thetray

Pleae forgive MY igonorance, but is a saddle sore...

Pleae forgive MY igonorance, but is a saddle sore more like a pimple or a chaffing thing?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-04, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,063
Posted By thetray

Are you wearing padded gloves? Could be that...

Are you wearing padded gloves?
Could be that your wrists just need to get broken-in (pardon the pun), and used to supporting your weight at a different angle.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-04, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By thetray

I ride a set of Velomax circuits with Mich Race...

I ride a set of Velomax circuits with Mich Race tires, and love the things. When I switched from the stock wheels that came on my Specialezed (ALX-330) I noticed a huge difference in weight and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-04, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By thetray

I rode an all-steel Motobecane Mirage for a while...

I rode an all-steel Motobecane Mirage for a while and liked it. I got a new specialized for birthday, and the Motobecane is up for sale if you're interested. It's new '03, only rode it about 60...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-04, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By thetray

I'm a descent lover too. Last week, I rode down...

I'm a descent lover too. Last week, I rode down the coast to Torrey Pines and killed myself on the 1.7 mile climb that with my triple, took me down to 6-7 mph. The whole way up, I was telling myself...
07-25-04, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By thetray

I loved it. Made me laugh out loud!

I loved it. Made me laugh out loud!
07-25-04, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By thetray

He was giving the 'Hook 'Em Horns' hand sign...

He was giving the 'Hook 'Em Horns' hand sign (University of Texas)
Loosley interpreted as 'You mess with the bull...'
07-15-04, 12:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,765
Posted By thetray

I'm grateful for the coverage, but I have started...

I'm grateful for the coverage, but I have started refering to OLN as the "Only Lance Network".

The best ad that I have seen so far was the USPS ad the night before the tour. It made the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-04, 11:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,324
Posted By thetray

I have the Ekynox SX, so its a smaller frame....

I have the Ekynox SX, so its a smaller frame. They look cool, but I've noticed that the peripheral vison is bloked just where I need it to glance behind.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-04, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By thetray

Giro D'Italia

Anyone watching this years race? Isn't Damiano Cunego supposed to be a domestique for Simoni? Either way, he's riding a hell of a race, tearing up the mountains. Exciting to watch, but sad to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-04, 04:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,324
Posted By thetray

I use the Rudy Project Ekynox w/racing red lens....

I use the Rudy Project Ekynox w/racing red lens. I'm trying real hard to love them, but the frame does block the peripheral vision a bit. The optics are good, and ventilation isn't a problem, but I'm...
03-18-04, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By thetray

I have a feeling that the Supergo computer was...

I have a feeling that the Supergo computer was just crap. I had to do a roll-out and enter the measurement, but the computer never seemed to hold on to the data too long (battery problems). I got the...
03-17-04, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By thetray

Magnet placement

I am using a Cateye Astrale, and haven't noticed any problems other than my average speed reading is lower since I switched from a Supergo computer. The only change that I can think of is that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-04, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By thetray

OK, got the Circuits last week. HOLY CRAP! I love...

OK, got the Circuits last week. HOLY CRAP! I love these wheels! SO much faster than my old set (stock wheels that came on an 04 Specialized Elite). Silent as they come and so smooth. Thanks for all...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-04, 11:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,039
Posted By thetray

Haven't used it myself, but I think Timex just...

Haven't used it myself, but I think Timex just came out with a training computer system that is based on GPS to calculate speed/distance, etc. Seems like a cool idea..
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-04, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By thetray

Velomax Wheels

Anyone have any experience with Velomax wheels? I'm thinking of getting a set of Circuits, but am still a little unsure. RoadBikeReview has nothing but praise, but I wanted to see if anyone here had...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-04, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By thetray

Right now I weigh about 180-185, and I guess i'm...

Right now I weigh about 180-185, and I guess i'm fairly nice to my gear. I'm still pretty new (>1yr) but want to have good gear when I start riding in more competitive environments.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-04, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By thetray

Wheelset advice

I have three choices I'm considering, and need more input before spending the money.
1. Ksyrium Equipe's on the mavic hubs $349.
2. Mavic CXP-33's on Ultegra hubs $219.
3. Open Pro's on Ultegra...
02-11-04, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By thetray

Anyone ever feel like they accidentally announce...

Anyone ever feel like they accidentally announce their presence too loud, so it comes off as obnoxious? There have been a few times when i'm really huffing and puffing up a hill, and my polite 'on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-04, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By thetray

Wheel Build Question

I've talked to a local shop about building a set of OP's on Ultegra hubs with an ultegra cassette. He says that he is an 'expert' wheel builder, and the price seems fair (rims: $60 ea, Hubs:120,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-04, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By thetray

Looks like all you need is a bench seat on the...

Looks like all you need is a bench seat on the back and you could start a bike taxi business! :)
02-08-04, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By thetray

Cursed by cycling gods

Here I am, stuck inside on yet another perfect riding day cause of a chest cold. Nothing like living in idlyic conditions, and being stuck with a respiratory problem. I only get to ride on the...
02-08-04, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By thetray

Check out North SD county! I live in Carlsbad...

Check out North SD county! I live in Carlsbad (about 30 miles north of SD proper) and love it here. Most all of San Diego is very fitness minded and you will certainly find plenty of events, charity...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-04, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By thetray

I ride primarily smooth roads, along the coast in...

I ride primarily smooth roads, along the coast in CA. A couple of the routes I ride are hilly, with really fun descents. I weigh about 175-180, and spend most of my time in the saddle (don't quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-04, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By thetray

Here is a link to the specialized site....

Here is a link to the specialized site. http://www.specialized.com/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=6007&JServSessionIdroot=rc5nbn2apo.j27002
Their spec sheet calls the rims something other than what is printed...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-04, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By thetray

Confused by rim choices/opinions

I'm looking for some guidance. I ride an '04 Specialized Allez Elite with the stock 'A-Class ALX 330' wheels. The rims are light, have bladed spokes, and an aero profile. The Alex rims and A-class...
01-24-04, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By thetray

I went throught the same thing, not helped by my...

I went throught the same thing, not helped by my wife gigling at me in my bike outfit!
I have often felt that my low range Specialized helmet is a bit clunky, but have noticed that the higher dollar...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-04, 04:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,152
Posted By thetray

Here-Here! I played for three years and still...

Here-Here!
I played for three years and still have scars!

As to the toughest sport, I read an article in Mens Fitness about this guy who is trying to start a 'World's Fittest Man' competition....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-04, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By thetray

Maybe I should have clarified what I meant.. ...

Maybe I should have clarified what I meant..
They don't have any rubber on the bottom to protect the carbon sole when you stop a light, etc...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-04, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By thetray

Any experience with new Shimano road shoes?

I'm looking to get a pair of the new Shimano R215 road shoes. They seem to fit fine, comfy and all, but the soles are slicker than snot on a doorknob. Does anyone own a pair, and how are they on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-03, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,877
Posted By thetray

I own an '04 Specialized Elite and love it. It...

I own an '04 Specialized Elite and love it. It has the full 105 group (cranks, brakes, shifters and all). This is my second bike, upgrading from an 04 Motobecane Mirage Steel frame, with older Sora...
12-30-03, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By thetray

I had one last year. Got stuck at the final turn...

I had one last year. Got stuck at the final turn into my bladder. I had cat scans, x-rays with dye, and ultrasound to find/size/track my stone. Finally after three months of suffering I begged my...
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